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The Alston Wilkes Society is governed by a Board of Directors of 18 members from across the Carolinas. Board members are elected for a three-year term and can be re-elected for one additional three year term after which they must rotate off of the board for at least one year before serving again, unless they are serving an unexpired term, in which case they can still serve two full three year terms.

Our Board Officers

Jay Dowd, PhD

Board President

CEO, The Citadel Foundation

Gary Maynard

Board Vice President

Retired, Commissioner of SC Department of Corrections

Clay Catoe

Board Secretary

Director of Lancaster County EMS

Rev. Stephen Taylor

Past Board President

Senior Pastor, Union United Methodist Church

Andrew Cole, Esq.

Board Treasurer

Asst. Attorney General, SC Attorney General’s Office

Our Board Members

Ann Eldridge Kolb

Board Member

Retired Education Consultant

Leon Lott

Board Member

Richland County Sheriff

Amy A. Land, Esq.

Board Member

Drug Court Judge

Jerry Adger

Board Member

Retired Director of SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

Jay Dowd, PhD

Board President

CEO, The Citadel Foundation

Gary Maynard

Board Vice President

Retired, Commissioner of SC Department of Corrections

Clay Catoe

Board Secretary

Director of Lancaster County EMS

Judy Anderson

Board Member

Retired Warden, Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution

Jeff Black

Board Member

Founder & CEO, Blacksheep Inc., Global Leadership Company

Dr. Julia Boyd

Board Member

Retired, District 2 Education Administrator

Vicky L. Edwards

Board Member

Placement Director, Faces Inc.

Andrew Cole, Esq.

Board Treasurer

Asst. Attorney General, SC Attorney General’s Office

Jeffrey Jones

Board Member

Deputy Adjutant General of SC

Mitch Lucas

Board Member

Retired, Assistant Sheriff, Charleston County

David “Digit” Matheny

Board Member

Real Estate Agent – Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Molly McCartha

Board Member

Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager, South State Bank

Lucas McMillan, PhD

Board Member

Lander University Dean of the College of Behavioral & Social Science & Professor of Political Science

Wendy Regoeczi, PhD

Board Member

Professor & USC Department Chair, Criminology & Criminal Justice Department

Past Board Presidents

Bob Jeter*

Rev. Claude McIntosh*

Rhett Jackson

Paul Bendt

Dr. Harris Parker*

Betty McKellar*

Ellis MacDougall*

J.W. Witherspoon*

Allan Shurr*

Dr. Joanne Fraser

Rallie Seigler

Rev. Dr. David Donges

Mark Taylor, Esq.

Claude Huguley*

John Bourne

Maurice Halloway

Nancy Godbold

Dr. Sylvia Clark

Robert Barber

Bill McDonald

The Honorable Mary Clark

Rev. Dr. Fred Andrea

Rev. Dr. James Adams

W.H. Nicholson, III, Esq.

Faith Line

Jonathan Williams, Esq.

Rev. Stephen Taylor

Founder

Rev. Eli Alston Wilkes*

First Executive Director

Parker Evatt

* Indicates this person is now deceased